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Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Aftermarket motorcycle pipesLoud pipes save lives or risk rights?
    There's a battle going on between motorcycles and the public over loud exhaust pipes. On one side is the crowd that believes that loud pipes alert motorists to motorcycles and lead to safety. On the other side, there are those who say loud pipes do nothing for safety; they only irritate the public and could lead to riding restrictions.6:50 a.m.
  • St. Paul Mayor Chris ColemanFor the love of fly fishing, family and words
    St. Paul's Mayor Chris Coleman said he's a trout angler, but his connection to Norman Maclean's "A River Runs Through It" runs much deeper than his interest in fishing.7:50 a.m.
  • PaintballCan 'a nice place to live' be fun?
    The state's third largest city has a reputation for quality health care, family activities and ... dullness. The "Rah Rah Rochester" campaign is trying to challenge that reputation.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Republican Candidates Debate in New Hampshire
    Ten Republican presidential hopefuls crowd the stage in New Hampshire for a debate that is largely about distancing themselves from President Bush.
  • Republican Party Divided on Major Issues
    The Republican Party isn't looking too solid. While it is typically known for carrying the message and minimizing differences, the 10 men vying for president weren't in sync about much during their debate Tuesday evening. They were split on immigration, the handling of Hurricane Katrina, foreign policy, and the Iraq war. There is no sense that they are inheriting any particular ideology.
  • Six Day War: Jerusalem, United in Theory
    After Israeli paratroopers captured Jerusalem, Jews celebrated reunification of the divided city and renewed access to the Western Wall. But many longtime residents of Jewish West Jerusalem say the city is united in theory only, and question the wisdom of holding land captured by military might 40 years ago.
  • Former White House Aide Lewis Libby Gets Jail, Fine
    A federal judge sentenced former vice presidential aide Lewis Libby to 2 1/2 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Still unresolved is whether Libby will be allowed to remain free on bail pending appeal. Libby was convicted in March of lying to the FBI and a grand jury investigating the leak of a CIA agent's identity.
  • Education Law Up for Renewal; Teachers Are Leery
    The No Child Left Behind Act is up for renewal in Congress, and whether it is working remains in question. A new study shows test scores are rising. But it's unclear whether the education law should get the credit. For many educators, the verdict on the law is undetermined.
  • And the Biggest Producer of Greenhouse Gases Is …
    Finding out what single entity produces the most greenhouse gases in the United States is difficult, it turns out. But the government knows which power plant emits the most carbon dioxide.
  • Castro Gives First TV Interview Since Illness
    Fidel Castro appeared on Cuban TV, giving his first lengthy interview since falling ill nearly a year ago. He talked about past memories and the benefits of a balanced diet. The 80-year-old leader's condition and exact ailment have remained state secrets since July 31, when he announced he had undergone emergency intestinal surgery and was stepping aside in favor of a provisional government headed by his 76-year-old brother Raul, the defense minister.
  • Auto Execs Oppose Raising Fuel Economy Standards
    Auto executives are pressing congressional leaders to revisit a plan to increase fuel efficiency standards, saying it could hurt their industry. The Senate is expected to vote next week on a proposal to raise the standard by about 10 mpg by 2020.
  • FTC Moves to Halt Whole Foods Deal with Wild Oats
    The Federal Trade Commission says it will file a lawsuit to block the proposed merger of Whole Foods and Wild Oats markets. The two organic food chains say the federal regulator informed them that it views their proposed combination as anti-competitive.
  • Mentors Good for Young Workers
    The "Millennial" Generation — 18- to 25-year-olds — often has needs and expectations that are radically different from older workers, posing challenges to the young workers and their employers.

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